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Clay Waters

Clay Waters is director of Times Watch, a division of the Media Research Center (MRC) that tracks the liberal bias of the New York Times. You can follow Times Watch on Twitter and Facebook.

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NYT Leans Heavily on Questionable '90 Percent' of People Who Favor Background Checks

The Times takes for granted that 90% of the public actually support background checks and that Obama has failed to gain a victory on behalf of the people: "That raises a broader question: If he ...
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NYT Reporter: Slight Reduction in Entitlement Spending 'Big Downside for Old and Poor'

Personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard's latest liberal "Your Money" column shows how difficult it is to make the smallest reductions in federal spending: "President Obama has put Social ...
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NYT's Ludicrously Liberal Columnists Give It Their Worst in the Sunday Review

Liberal New York Times columnists do what they do best: Thomas Friedman pivots from the Boston bombings to a carbon tax, Maureen Dowd gives mock-worthy "tough guy" advice to Obama, and Frank ...
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NYT's Ludicrously Liberal Columnists Give It Their Worst in the Sunday Review

Liberal NYT columnists do what they do best: Thomas Friedman pivots from the Boston bombings to a carbon tax, Maureen Dowd gives mock-worthy "tough guy" advice to Obama, and Frank Bruni slams the ...
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Emotional Anecdotes Trump Reasonable Arguments in NYT's Gun Coverage

When it comes to pushing gun control, the New York Times reliably relied on emotional outbursts over reasonable argument every time. Sheryl Gay Stolberg quoted an activist removed from the Senate ...
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NY Times' Boston Coverage Stumbles Over Soft Headlines and Suspect's 'Jumbled' Politics

Doesn't sound very "jumbled" to us. Columnist Charles Blow insisted that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's "politics seemed jumbled," based on the suspect's Twitter feed: "On Election Day he retweeted a tweet ...
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NYT Headline Over Story on Bombing Suspects: 'Far From War-Torn Homeland, Trying to Fit In'

The Times runs sympathetic-sounding headlines over its Friday profile of the two Chechnya-born suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. First: "Far From War-Torn Homeland, Trying to Fit In." ...
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New York Times' Obama-Fan Landler Strangely Sees President Using Bad Week as 'Rallying Cry'

White House reporter Mark Landler cynically uncovers an Obama comeback from the ashes of defeat: "The Boston bombings could allow Mr. Obama to achieve a different goal: moving the country’s ...
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NYT's Stelter Berates Fox for Daring to Report on Deadly Texas Blast, Not Obama's Angry Gun Remarks

Times media reporter Brian Stelter suggests Fox News used bad, biased news judgment in covering "a Texas fertilizer plant explosion" (that has so far killed 12 people) instead of Obama's petulant ...
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NY Times Follows Up Front-Page Accusations of NYPD Racial Profiling With Undermining -- on Page 25

Joseph Goldstein's anti-climactic followup to his front-page expose suggesting racial profiling on the part of the New York Police Department: "Recruited by civil rights lawyers, these men and ...
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NY Times, Not Taking Defeat of 'Gun Safety' Well, Faults 'Gun Lobby's' 'Disputed Talking Points'

The Times is not taking the defeat of gun control very well. Jonathan Weisman: "A wrenching national search for solutions to the violence that left 20 children dead in Newtown, Conn., all but ...
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NY Times Doesn't Let 'Costly' Funeral Halt Criticism of 'Deeply Polarizing...Divisive' Thatcher

From the paper's account of the funeral for the "deeply polarizing...divisive" Margaret Thatcher: "Critics have claimed that the authorities have sought to cloak the cost of the ceremony by not ...
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NY Times Finally Sends Reporter to Gosnell Infanticide Trial, Cites 'Experts' Denying Cover-Up

A mere month after the trial began, the New York Times has, under pressure, sent a reporter to Philadelphia to cover the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell on charges of mass infanticide. Trip ...
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NYT Hypes 'Nonpartisan' Report on Torture Under Bush -- From 'Ardent Democrat' Who Avoided His Inaugural

A "nonpartisan, independent review" by the Constitution Project aims to prove that the United States tortured detainees in the war on terror after 9/11, and the Times' Scott Shane gives them a ...
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NY Times Finally Sends Reporter to Gosnell Infanticide Trial, Cites 'Experts' Denying Cover-Up

Under pressure, the Times' Trip Gabriel did indeed file from Philadelphia on the infanticide trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. But Gabriel penned less than three paragraphs from what ...
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New York Times' Columnist Kristof Plays Politics With Boston Bombing: 'Shame on Senate Republicans'

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted soon after the fatal bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon: "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate ...
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New York Times' Columnist Kristof Plays Politics With Boston Bombing: 'Shame on Senate Republicans'

NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted soon after the fatal bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon: "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for ...

Whose 'Embarrassment' Is Secret Taping of Sen. McConnell? NYT Says It's His, WP Says Left-Wing PAC

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel finds a possibly illegal recording by a left-wing PAC of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell "embarrassing" for the senator, and suggested McConnell and ...
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NYT's Douthat Describes How Media 'Shamed...Into Paying Attention' to Gruesome Gosnell Infanticide Case

Columnist Ross Douthat on the perils of the media attempting to "lead the conversation" on hot-button issues: "And it’s how you end up with a press corps that went all-in for the supposed 'war ...
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New York Times Maintains Blackout on Philadelphia Abortionist Gosnell's Trial on Infanticide

The New York Times has almost ignored the trial of of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused of mass infanticide, even as conservatives have shamed other media outlets into playing ...